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Ferrum Tames Tigers 32-19 in ODAC Football

Brian Mann had 240 yards and two touchdowns on 26 carries (9.2 avg).
Brian Mann had 240 yards and two touchdowns on 26 carries (9.2 avg).


FERRUM, Va. -- Fueled by the 240-yard rushing performance on junior running back Brian Mann, Ferrum College picked up an Old Dominion Athletic Conference football win over Hampden-Sydney College this afternoon at home, winning 32-19 at W.B. Adams Stadium.

Ferrum (4-3, 2-3 ODAC)
Hampden-Sydney (3-4, 3-2 ODAC)

Alec Cobb got the Tigers on the scoreboard first with a six-yard run at 1:54 of the first quarter. Mann responded with a 12-yard touchdown run at 11:46 of the second quarter and the teams were were tied at 7-7. Hampden-Sydney went up 14-7 when Cobb found Major Morgan from 24 yards out with 1:17 left in the second quarter. Ferrum drove 58 yards in seven plays, reaching the end zone when Zack Clifford hit Nick Pearce with a 26-yard scoring strike. Pearce had to wrestle the ball away from a defender then lunge into the end zone. Ferrum grabbed its first lead of the game, 15-14, lead when Johnny White converted a two-point PAT on a run with 17 seconds left in the half.

Mann scored his second touchdown of the day on a 17-yard run at 8:14 of the third quarter. Chase Deaton followed with a 33-yard field goal at the 3:06 mark, then Aaron Brance scooped up a Hampden-Sydney fumble and rumbled 31 yards into the end zone to put Ferrum on top 32-14 with 1:53 left in the third. Rhett Anderson drilled a 42-yard field goal through the uprights with 5:45 left in the game to give the Tigers their first second-half points, and the Panthers surrendered a safety with nine seconds left to play.

Ferrum: Mann 26 att, 240 yds, 2 TD; Clifford 12-29 passing, 220 yds, TD; Quentin Wallace 5 rec, 89 yds; AJ Camp 10 tackles, 1 int; Niccolas Helvy 10 tackles; Jaquice Sydnor 10 tackles;
Hampden-Sydney: Cobb 35-53 passing, 310 yds, TD; Ryan Mallory 10 tackles

"After two tough losses, proud of how our team responded against a good Hampden Sydney team. We need to take 24 hours and then get ready for another good team on the road at Randolph Macon next weekend." -- Head Coach Rob Grande

Grande's team will be back in action Saturday, Nov. 3, at Randolph-Macon College. The ODAC game is set to kick off at 1:00 p.m. in Ashland, Virginia.